Mom2KG Columns

Farewell from Mom2KG

Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Mom2KG Columns

Our regular columnist, Mom2Kg, says her farewells. I am pleased to offer my sincerest congratulations to Thicken My Wallet for its thoughtful and innovative approach to personal finances and related issues over the last number of years. In particular, TMW deserves a hearty round of applause for sustaining the effort for so long. Thinking and [...]

Do boys or girls cost more?

Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Mom2KG Columns

Our regular columnist Mom2KG is back to answer the question of whether boys or girls cost more. Enjoy. As loyal readers may know, TMW is a personal friend of mine. He doesn’t pay me to guest blog here (thus saving him from thinking up half a week’s blogging chores), but he takes me out to [...]

When to DIY and when to contract out your reno

Posted by on September 14, 2010 in Mom2KG Columns

Our periodic columnist, Mom2KG, is back to share her home reno stories and whether to DIY or to hire a contractor. Hello TMWers! Sorry for the months-long delay between posts. But I do this for free, and so other things tend to get in the way of writing 1000+ words on a regular basis, like [...]

How do you break the cycle of poverty?

Posted by on March 31, 2010 in Mom2KG Columns

Our regular columnist, Mom2KG, is back to pose some interesting questions about women and poverty. Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Hats off to TMW, who has managed to keep writing an interesting and informative blog for some time now, without (yet) running out of ideas. I have never written more than once [...]

To re-gift or not to re-gift?

Posted by on December 7, 2009 in Mom2KG Columns

Our regular columnist, Mom2KG, tackles the age old debate of whether to re-gift or not to re-gift The holiday season is upon us all. We are making lists, and shopping so frantically that the magnetic strips on our credit cards are crying for mercy. But do you really need to buy something for everyone? Do [...]

Bought a home with problems? Part 2

Posted by on October 29, 2009 in Mom2KG Columns, Real Estate

Today is a continuation of yesterday’s post on what to do if you buy a home with a problem; a dialogue between myself and my regular columnist, Mom2KG. Today we talk about how real estate lawyers help (or don’t) and how to approach the vendor in solving problems in the house they are selling you. [...]

Bought a home with problems?

Posted by on October 28, 2009 in Mom2KG Columns, Real Estate

Decide to buy a home. Hire a real estate agent. Look for houses. Look again. Make an offer on a home. Make another offer. Enter into an agreement of purchase and sale…. and, now, there is a problem before closing. What do you do? Can your real estate agent help you? Your real estate lawyer? [...]

Money Matters by Mom2KG

Posted by on September 10, 2009 in Mom2KG Columns, Real Estate

Our regular columnist is back to complete her series on buying and selling her home. In my last post, I spoke about tips to sell your home. This follow-up will give you some tips on buying a house. Pick a Neighbourhood and Pick your Neighbours. Take your time and do your research about where you [...]

Money Matters by Mom2KG

Posted by on August 4, 2009 in Mom2KG Columns, Real Estate

Our regular columnist, Mom2KG, returns to give some practical tips on selling your home in the first of a two part post. Her next post will be on buying a home. Please note that I am a week long blogging vacation. Hope you enjoy today’s post and I’ll see you next week. Enjoy. I recently [...]

Money Matters by Mom2KG

Posted by on July 7, 2009 in Mom2KG Columns

Our regular columnist, Mom2KG, is back to update us on recovering from a flooded basement, dealing with the insurance company and lessons learned. I’ve been absent from TMW for a few months, but happy to be back, especially upon reading of the blog’s nominations for Best of the Money Blogs in the Globe and Mail. [...]